CDBG Program

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) is a federal grant program by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). CDBG is a formula grant allocated to local governments for the purpose of developing viable urban communities by providing decent housing, a suitable living environment, and expanding economic opportunities principally for persons of low and moderate-income.  

Each year, the City receives approximately $200,000 of CDBG funds from HUD for local community development, housing activities, and public services. The City administers the distribution of funds to service providers and for capital projects. Regulations governing the CDBG program require that each activity meet one of the following three broad national objectives:

  1. Benefit people with low and moderate incomes
  2. Aid in the prevention or elimination of slums and blight
  3. Meet an urgent need (such as earthquake, flood, or hurricane relief)

The following examples of the activities and services that the City has implemented with CDBG funding: 

  • Niguel Woods Street Improvement project
  • Sea Country Senior Center Expansion project
    Fair Housing and Tenant/Landlord Counseling Services
  • Services for youth, senior, persons with disabilities, and homeless

NOFA - Community Block Grant Funds for FY 2020/2021

The City of Laguna Niguel will be accepting applications for eligible CDBG funded projects or services for the next Fiscal Year, July 1, 2020 through June30, 2021.  Applications will be accepted from January 2, 2020 until 5:00 P.M. on January 31, 2020 at the City of Laguna Niguel offices.  Persons requesting information should email Mike Linares at

Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing

Join the County of Orange and Orange County Cities for a special discussion on fair housing issues. Come and learn about the Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing process and how it contributes to advancing fair housing opportunities for all county residents. Share your thoughts on existing fair housing barriers and help form fair housing goals and priorities. 

    South Orange County: Thursday, January 9, 2020 6:30 PM 

    Mission Viejo Saddleback Room II, 200 Civic Center, Mission Viejo 

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2-1-1 Orange County

2-1-1 Orange County offers a comprehensive information and referral system linking Orange County residents to community health and human services and support. Callers seeking assistance can dial 211 (toll-free) or (888) 600-4357  24 hours-a-day and be connected to trained, multilingual Information and Referral specialists.

Fair Housing

The City contracts with the Fair Housing Council of Orange County to provide fair housing services. The agency works to fulfill a mission of protecting the quality of life in Orange County by ensuring equal access to housing opportunities, fostering diversity, and preserving dignity and human rights. If you have been the victim of housing discrimination or have a landlord/tenant issue, call (714)569-0823 or go to the Fair Housing of OC's website.